Black Diamond Apparel: 3 jackets, 3 technologies Product News

BD Athlete Babsi Zangerl in the Vision Down Parka  © Andy Earl
BD Athlete Babsi Zangerl in the Vision Down Parka
© Andy Earl

It's a big, cold world out there, and Black Diamond has got you covered. Through the same commitment to innovation and technology found in our shell-layers, BD delivers a comprehensive insulation collection built to withstand the rigors of life. Incorporating world-first technologies like GTT Breathable Water Protection, the new Vision Down Parka with its Allied RDS Hyper Dry traceable down or natural Lavalan European wool all backed by the deep commitment to the cold playground where we live and breathe.

For brisk, pre-dawn starts and unexpected temp drops, our jackets and hoodies feature versatile fabrics and insulation for superior warmth and protection.

VISION DOWN PARKA

Women's Vision Down Parka Wild Rose  © Black Diamond
Women's Vision Down Parka Wild Rose
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Men's Vision Down Parka Anthracite  © Black Diamond
Men's Vision Down Parka Anthracite
© Black Diamond

For over 30 years, ALLIED has been the premiere supplier of responsibly sourced high performing down to the finest brands and explorers worldwide. HyperDRY luorocarbon free water resistant down provides increased water resistance to retain loft and help keep you warm in extreme climates. It can also be tracked back with TRACKMYDOWN.COM

The Vision Down Parka is the warmest insulated jacket of this years' line, stuffed with high-lofting 800-fill, RDS-certified HyperDRY™ goose down insulation that resists moisture and offers sleeping bag-level warmth in seriously cold conditions. The Vision Down Parka's ultralight shell fabric features a proprietary Japanese fabric made ultra-tear resistant thanks to its liquid crystal polymer ripstop construction, which has been proven to be tough as nails in our Vision Harness. The adjustable insulated hood seals in warmth while wearing a helmet, while the two-way front zipper allows access to your belay device. Oversized hand, chest and internal drop pockets store gloves, water bottles and other on-route essentials.

ASPECT WOOL HOODY

Women's Aspect Wool Hoody Plum  © Black Diamond
Women's Aspect Wool Hoody Plum
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Men's Aspect Wool Hoody Astral Blue  © Black Diamond
Men's Aspect Wool Hoody Astral Blue
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Lavalan is a super soft, Swiss sourced, high-performance wool fiber insulation which holds natural performance properties, superior to synthetic insulations in high-output aerobic activities where moisture management and temperature regulation are critical. Because of the natural wool fiber's complex structure, it can absorb up to 30% of its weight in water vapor, keeping the wearer dry. At the same time, wool offers superior insulation and breathability compared to other insulations of similar structure and weight. This insulation capacity has made wool synonymous with warmth, yet because wool is an active fiber, it also has a cooling effect on the wearer. Sweating generally serves the body's temperature regulation and has a natural cooling effect on the skin's surface. Wool's process of vapor transfer results in cooler muscles that are able to work at higher intensity levels, making it a far superior material compared to other fibers. Wool is naturally odor resistant as well.

A dynamic, lightweight insulating layer that provides versatile packable protection thanks to the superior natural properties of wool, the Aspect Wool Hoody is down for any high-output mountain mission. The Aspect Wool Hoody features a natural 60g Lavalan European washable wool insulation, with active thermoregulation and moisture management, insulation that breathes efficiently and provides incredible warmth even when wet. Nylon double weave stretch side panels improve range of motion and breathability when you're on the move. When it's time to follow the pitch or cast off on the next lead, the jacket stows in its internal mesh zip pocket and clips to your harness with a carabiner clip loop.

APPROACH DOWN HOODY

Women's Approach Down Hoody Purple Haze  © Black Diamond
Women's Approach Down Hoody Purple Haze
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Men's Approach Down Hoody Black  © Black Diamond
Men's Approach Down Hoody Black
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Earth friendly, extremely durable, with unparalleled performance, GTT Breathable Water Protection uses a patented process to permanently hyper-fuse the water protective finish directly to the individual fibers of the fabric, offering unmatched super hydrophobic properties while maintaining optimal breathability. Using no PFC, palm oil or water in its production, it outperforms all other C8, C6 or other PFC free DWR solutions while maintaining its breathability.

Inspired by "no pack and a pared down rack" kind of days, the Approach Down Hoody easily layers over a sun hoody on brisk multi-pitch rock routes or under a shell on ice climbs and alpine missions. The Approach Hoody's ultralight nylon ripstop shell features Green Theme Technology's revolutionary Breathable Water Protection Technology—an environmentally friendly, PFC-free DWR that's superior in performance and substantially more durable than other DWR solutions. Inside, premium 800-fill, RDS-certified HyperDRY™ goose down insulation offers high-lofting, incredibly packable warmth that resists inclement weather. When it's time to move, the jacket stuffs into its hand pocket and secures to your harness with a carabiner clip loop.

All lifestyle photos are copyright of Andy Earl




3 Sep

I think there's an f missing from "luorocarbon".


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